Rodgers: Origi struggling with his finishing

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers comments on Divock Origi's performance.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says striker Divock Origi is still learning how to finish.

The manager told Liverpool's official website that Origi needs to make an improvement in his game if he is to score goals for the club.

He said: "The next step for him is about finishing. It was good to see his great quality and skill for the first goal, he made the assist and then had a few good chances after that.

"He knows that’s a part of his game he’s looking to improve, because he worked very hard, ran in behind really well and got into some great positions. When you get those opportunities at this level, you’ve got to be able to take them."

Origi had three shots at goal in the 1-1 draw with Sion, getting two on target, but failing to find the net.

The 20-year-old was making his fourth appearance of the season in all competitions for Liverpool, with just one of those coming in the Premier League. He is yet to find the back of the net, but his assist for Adam Lallan's goal last night was a positive sign.

The Belgian may be a player who needs the confidence of a goal, but it is looking like Liverpool have bought a project, as opposed to a forward ready to make an impact similar to Anthony Martial at Manchester United.

Liverpool need Origi to kick on, but can't afford to turn the Europa League into practice matches for him at the detriment of the team.

They have two points from a possible six from their opening matches, having scored only two goals against Bordeaux and Sion.

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